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In GCSE History we follow AQA's Modern World History Specification B.

You will study three assessed units as shown below.
Click on the links to discover more and find extra resources to help boost your final GCSE grade.

 

       
  

Paper 1
In Year 10 you will study International Relations 1900 - 1939. What caused WW1 and how did this eventually lead to WW2.
This includes three modules;
  • The origins of the First World War
  • Peace making in the 1920's - The Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations.
  • The failure of appeasement and Hitler's steps to World War Two.

This will be assessed in a 1 hour 45 minute written exam at the end of Year 11 which is worth 37.5% of your final GCSE grade.

 

 
 
 

Paper 2
In Year 11 you will undertake a depth study of the USA in the 20th Century. This will include a further three modules;
  • The Roaring Twenties - How did the USA become wealthy in the 1920's and how did this lead to the Wall Street Crash.
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal - How did the Wall Street Crash lead to the Great Depression, and what attempts were made to get American back to work. 
  • The Vietnam War - The USA's involvement in Vietnam.

This will be assessed in a 1 hour 45 minute written exam at the end of Year 11 which is worth 37.5% of your final GCSE grade.

 

 
 
 

Controlled Assessment
You will also complete a controlled assessment which will involve a comparative study of life on the home front during World War One and Two. The exact task will vary each year but will involve you researching life on the home front, studying a range of sources and completing an essay in school in test conditions.
 
Your controlled assessment will be worth 25% of your final GCSE grade.
 
 
 

 

 
Revision Guides
You will be provided with revision materials to help you prepare for each exam and can also download lessons and worksheets from this web site.
However if you want to buy your own revision guide, two are recommended;
  • The CGP guide is good if you just need a visual reminder of they key points from each topic.
  • Ben Walsh's guide contains more in-depth content and has revision exercises.

You can click on the pictures here to check the latest on-line prices and make sure you buy the right version.

             

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